NASA's Human Space Exploration: Direction, Strategy, and Progress

November 17, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

nasaWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space announces a hearing on NASA's human space exploration.  At this hearing, the Subcommittee will consider NASA’s plans for human exploration, including the programs, projects, and activities for developing the Space Launch System, crew vehicle, and ground support.  This hearing will provide an opportunity to articulate NASA’s goals for human exploration and how they complement International Space Station support and utilization, technology development, international collaboration, and commercial activities.

Please note the hearing will also be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website.  Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to view the webcast.

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Charles F. Bolden Jr.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Bolden Testimony (78.32 KB)
  • Accompanied by:

Witness Panel 2

  • Director Robert D. Cabana

    Kennedy Space Center
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Director Michael L. Coats

    Johnson Space Center
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Director Robert M. Lightfoot

    Marshall Space Flight Center
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration